Cork city centre ‘Parklet’ officially opens today offering a sense of tranquility to urban dwellers

The Parklet is the ultimate city centre ‘chillzone’. The Peoples’ Parklet on Douglas St will officially be opened this afternoon, Wednesday, July 24. The project was brought to life following a funding application by the Cork Transport and Mobility Forum (CTMF)  to Cork City Council’s City Centre Placemaking Fund. According to CTMF, the People’s Parklet…

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Dairygold go out in force to show its support for the Irish Cancer Society’s SunSmart campaign

Dairygold go out in force to show its support for the Irish Cancer Society’s SunSmart campaign

Dairygold is the latest brand to get behind the Irish Cancer Society’s important campaign about being safe in the sun. As the summer sunshine continues, so too does the support from Dairygold’s SunSmart Farming campaign in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society, which encourages farmers and those working long hours outdoors to practise sun safety…

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Tracey Ryan’s passion for plants led her to become an ‘accidental entrepreneur’

Bia Beauty is an innovative natural skincare range, created by the talented Tracey Ryan. Last month, the company was acquired and integrated into Codex Beauty. We caught up with Tracey to find out about her business, her job and her day since this change. My Business: Congratulations on going global with Codex Beauty! What was…

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BlackBee Group launches €250m fund to create Ireland’s largest residential care home group

New brand, Aperee is set to be Ireland’s largest residential care home group. BlackBee Group has today launched a new healthcare investment fund, which will result in the creation of Ireland’s largest residential care group. The fund will initially seek to raise €250m to invest in the acquisition and development of state-of-the-art care homes, with…

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Minister Ring publishes first ever Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

Policy will enable social enterprises to increase their impact on society. Mr Michael Ring, TD, The Minister for Rural and Community Development, today published a new National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland. Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises trade in…

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Cork’s filmmakers dismayed as the county is excluded from a new regional tax incentive

Film In Cork, along with Cork City Council & Cork County Council are calling upon the Government to redress the exclusion of Cork from a new 5% Regional Uplift tax incentive available for four years in Ireland. The 5% Regional Uplift, which received EU approval on July 17, is specifically designed to add to the…

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Cork City Council issues statement in relation to the Cork Docklands Road Network Scheme

Cork City Council has issued the following statement in relation to the Cork Docklands to City Centre Road Network Scheme: “Any contention that the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme is being introduced under the guise of a public realm and sustainable transport project in Cork Docklands is wholly inaccurate. The Cork Docklands to City Centre…

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Cobh named as one of the world’s top cruise destinations

Cruise Critic awards the highest-rated cruise destinations in 18 cruise regions across the globe in its annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards 2019. Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of its fourth annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, naming the world’s most popular cruise destinations – as…

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